This is a list of some of my favorite online places to find information regarding building/assembling and repairing computers. I began assembling my own computers in 1996 after purchasing a new computer only to find that it did not work. After spending hours on the phone (at my expense) with the companies tech support I came to the conclusion there had to be a better way. Learn to assemble a computer yourself!
The magazine Maximum PC is also a worthy resource if you want to build your own computer. They have a lot of step by step tutorials on how to build computers, reviews of hardware, video games and software, trouble shooting tips and computer builds that can be used as a template to build your own computer.